Even the most well designed rooms need some life. In the spirit of summer, we are focusing on the finishing touches of a room – bringing the outdoors in with great plant style. While a vase of fresh hydrangeas is beautiful, plants and trees can really add texture and color to a room. And the pots and planters you choose can help tie together your design style. Here are a few of our favorite trees to bring inside.
Orange, lemon and lime trees have great natural pops of color and are fragrant (my favorite is a Meyer lemon). Here are some different ways to style a citrus tree: Using a dark pot against a white or light wall and windows creates a sculptural feel and lets the plant be a focal point. Accentuating the yellow of the lemon, you can pair a lemon tree with a lemon colored backdrop. And, for a classic look, blue and white Chinoiserie pottery never goes out of style.
FIDDLE FIG LEAF TREE
Fiddle Fig Leaf Tree is the “hot plant of the year” with designers. It’s graced the pages of many interior shots in a variety of design and décor magazines this year. It’s no wonder – the sculptural quality of the plant makes a great statement. It works in a variety of interiors, and I just love it potted in a basket for a more casual look.
Tropical plants are fun. They can be dressed up in beautiful pottery and dressed down used playfully as centerpieces in casual beachy rooms. We’re lucky in Savannah to have a good variety of species to choose from – and I often cut a few palm fronds from my back yard to stick in vases before I host a party. Why not pot a Palm and bring some tropics to your interior no matter where you live.
Bring some Plant Style to your home, but no faux plants please… just add a little water and sunlight, you can do it!
Photos Courtesy of:
http://relaxdeco.com/2013/12/08/indoor-citrus/ (featured image)